Pumpkin Cider Steel Cut Oats in the Crock Pot Overnight.

October 2, 2012 Post a comment

My kids love steel cut oats prepared in the crock pot.  It’s easy, healthy and makes breakfast a snap because the crock pot does all the work for you while you sleep.  Tuesdays are an early, 5 am, run for me so when I get back I shower, grab a bowl and recharge for my day.  I was lucky to find this great pumpkin cider but if you can’t locate any, cherry apple cider or regular apple cider works perfectly too!


Non stick butter spray (I use Pam)
1 cup of steel cut oats
3 cups of pumpkin cider (apple or apple cherry cider would work too)
1 cup of water
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 pinch of salt
One apple, cored and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/4 cup of dried tart cherries (raisins or other dried fruit will work beautifully too)


Spray the insert to your slow cooker then add all of the ingredients.  Stir gently. Cover and cook overnight on low.  I normally make this around 8 pm and eat around 6-6:30 am.  I like to remove the lid of the slow cooker for about 10 minutes prior to serving – helps release the condensation that’s built up.

Top with your favorite nuts, chia seeds, honey, brown sugar, agave… whatever you like!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Star Fashion Addict October 2, 2012 at 3:15 PM

With winter just around the corner, your idea is so smart. And would really be a time saver on those rushed cold mornings. Thanks so much.


robinr October 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Totally agree!!! We love it because we run super early and its nice to have breakfast ready when we are. I hope you enjoy it! Robin


Andrea Lehman October 3, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Thanks for this recipe!! I made it this morning for my kiddos and everyone loved it. I bought Cherry Cider and used that instead of apple. Really yummy and made it a fun color. Thanks so much for your ideas and recipes!! Really helpful! Also wondered where you got the pumpkin cider? That sounds delish with this dish! I passed along your recipe to my Mom, who co-owns a grocery and coffee shop downtown Lancaster, and it might show up as a special!!


robinr October 4, 2012 at 6:27 AM

Andrea, My kids love this too. I was coming home from a funeral last week and stopped in this Fresh Market that resembled a Whole Foods. They had it and I thought I would give it a try. Any fruit juice works well. I often do this with Cherry Cider from Trader Joe’s and we love it! Robin oxoxo


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